JayWhy had inspired me the year before to fly to Brazil in TAM first class in 2014 when we were able to book the entire 4 person cabin with miles. It was one of our favorite first class trips…I just need to get around to typing up those trip notes 🙂 … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: A Quick Weekend Trip To Miami-December 2015
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We also needed to go earlier in the season, before boats made their way past the Antarctic circle. Traveling south of the circle would mean that there would be no sunset, which would create serious questions about when to observe Shabbos. There are many opinions about that, including keeping Shabbos according to Jerusalem time, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from 6pm, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from midnight, keeping Shabbos according to the time in your home, keeping Shabbos according to the time of the nearest point that does have a sunset, keeping Shabbos according to your last departure point, keeping Shabbos for an entire year every 7 years, etc. We wanted to avoid that thorny question if possible. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
Rather than a cruise you NEED to take a helicopter ride of Kauai. If you’re going to splurge on one activity this is it. Everyone walks off the helicopter with a look of pure ecstasy. There’s just so much beauty here, and almost all of it can’t be seen except by air. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
AJK then smartly asked Joseph if he wouldn’t mind changing the Tokyo-Chicago-Newark flight to the Tokyo-JFK nonstop. [AJK: When you get an agent as good as Joseph, you make sure to leave it all out on the floor 😛 ] ANA award space from Tokyo-Chicago is much easier to find then Tokyo-JFK, but as Joseph was rebooking us in a revenue fare class that didn’t matter at all. He happily rebooked us to the JFK flight and booked a connection from Newark-Cleveland for me with enough time to grab dinner in Manhattan along the way. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
Trip notes part 1:3:05 connection in DallasSu 12/19/10 BA 192, DFW-LHR, 4:55pm-7:35am+1, First Cancelled due to London snowstorms.1:05 connection in LondonMo 12/20/10 BA 270, LHR-AMS, 8:40am-10:55am, Business Cancelled due to London snowstorms.2:10 connection in AmsterdamMo 12/20/10 CX 270, AMS-HKG, 1:05pm-7:05am+1, First. Cancelled due to London snowstorms.4:30 connection in S. Francisco2:25 connection in Honk Kong1:45 connection in Bangkok2 nights in Khao Lak/PhuketTrip notes part 2:3 nights in Chiang Mai1:55 connection in Bangkok1 night in Hong KongTrip notes part 3:6 nights in Melbourne/Great Ocean RoadTrip notes part 5:4 nights in TasmaniaTrip notes part 4:4 nights in SydneyTrip notes part 5:3 nights in the Whitsunday IslandsTrip notes part 6:9:05 connection in Melbourne5 nights in Hong Kong/Macau2:45 connection in Toronto1:05 connection in LaGuardia … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 4: Sydney, Australia.
[AJK: Frankly, it was harder to secure a shower than I thought it would be. Perhaps it’s just me, but I expected that passengers flying First should have priority over those flying Business, but apparently it’s first come, first serve, regardless of class. That said, being assertive worked and I was finally given shower room. Mid-shampoo, when I heard final boarding call for our ANA flight back to New York, I jumped out of the shower and high-tailed it to the gate, which fortunately was only a couple minutes away.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class